Letter: Supermarkets: have the country towns reached saturation point?

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Sir: I read with interest your article on the remorseless advance of the large supermarkets (and even larger car parks) across our green fields and town edges. Even a small dot on the map like Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire is not spared. Despite the fact that within an eight- mile radius there are seven existing (and one under construction) examples, an application is on the books for another supermarket on the edge of Princes Risborough.

One is forced to the conclusion that food carries such a large profit margin that the big chains can 'compete' at saturation level.

Yours faithfully,

IAN M. GRANT

Monks Risborough

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